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13 August 2013

How to Exit Factory Mode for Samsung Galaxy Devices

"Factory Mode" is enabled if the EFS partition of your device is corrupted.
Sometimes if you succeeded in fixing the EFS partition, you stuck in factorymode.
If you see a annoying transparency black box which contains some info about your device (PDA, CSC, H/W, TSP, TSK ...) in yellow characters ... mean you are in factory mode.

Your device must be rooted to exit this mode.

Steps :
1. Download "ES File Explorer" or "Root Explorer" app
2. Open " Root Explorer" and navigate to : efs/FactoryApp/
3. Open "factorymode" file with text editor
4. Change it from
OFF
to
ON
5. Save and exit then Reboot your device
If it doesn't work, do the same steps for "keystr" file
You can also exit this mode by using another method

Steps :
1. Download "Terminal Emulator" app
2. Open "Terminal Emulator" and type
Su
Then enter
3. Type
rm /efs/FactoryApp/keystr
rm /efs/FactoryApp/factorymode
echo -n ON >> /efs/FactoryApp/keystr
echo -n ON >> /efs/FactoryApp/factorymode
chown 1000.1000 /efs/FactoryApp/keystr
chown 1000.1000 /efs/FactoryApp/factorymode
chmod 0744 /efs/FactoryApp/keystr
chmod 0744 /efs/FactoryApp/factorymode
reboot
Then enter ... your device will reboot

Downloads :
"ES File Explorer" app HERE
"Root Explorer" app HERE
"Terminal Emulator" app HERE

21 comments:

  1. Thanks MrW0lf! you know? the first method did not help me, but thanks to the command "Terminal Emulator" could remove the annoying screen with yellow letters. Really thank you very much, greetings from Ecuador.
    Forgive script I am using a translator

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  2. Juan Nazario Armenta Burgos31 May, 2014 06:59

    tnx a lot, the second one is de good one, tnx a lot

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  3. efs folder is emtpy please help

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  4. Can't boot into DOWNLOAD MODE.

    when ever i press [Vol Down+Home+Power] i always land in FACTORY MODE.
    i want DOWNLOAD MODE for Firmware Update 4.1.2 to 4.2.2
    please someone help

    my phone specs are:
    model: gt-i9082 Grand Duos
    Made in Vietnam by Samsung
    base-band: ZTAMH1
    Android ver: 4.1.2 Original Stock Not Rooted (but it says Ice Cream Sandwich when i tap it)

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  5. thanks sir.. it solved my problem.. :)

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  6. It gives me an error when I try to save factory mode on?

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  7. #Muchas gracias me sirvió :)

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  8. when i click on EFS on samsung galaxy s3, it reboots my phone

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  9. Use the second method (Terminal Emulator)

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  10. I tried all the methods. Nothing works. Terminal emulator throws up an error saying no permission. Please help

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  11. Efs folder is emtpy please help me. (Samsung galaxy core duos)

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  12. Your device must be rooted
    Don't forget to give the root permission to your file explorer app

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  13. Thyago De Aguiar14 January, 2015 20:37

    thx sir!!
    works a lot, i used the terminal's way and worked for my i9300 (new mainboard)

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  14. Help pleaseeeee i have set on, but don't works!! i hate this black window, is always there why? :'(

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  15. Try terminal emulator method

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  16. Dwi Bagus Martono14 March, 2015 17:38

    my phone already in rooted. and the efs folder is empty.
    I tried to used emulator and always throws up an error and saying no permission. please help me.. . please email me at dwibagus.martono@gmail.com for your advise. thanks for your consideration..

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  17. Dwi Bagus Martono14 March, 2015 17:39

    my phone already in rooted. and the efs folder is empty.
    I tried to used emulator and always throws up an error and saying no permission. please help me.. . please email me at dwibagus.martono@gmail.com for your advise. thanks for your consideration.

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  18. Dwi Bagus Martono14 March, 2015 17:39

    my phone already in rooted. and the efs folder is empty.
    I tried to used emulator and always throws up an error and saying no permission. please help me.. . please email me at dwibagus.martono@gmail.com for your advise. thanks for your consideration. please help me once again

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  19. Ok, data folder is also empty?

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